Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
says this. there is no discussion of spiritualism, mysticism, religion in any context. the students simply perform the physical components of movement and breathing of mainstream yoga. is this a violation of separation of church and state, jeff >> i'm usually on the fence of these things. but i think i'll give an answer here. no. you know, yoga is yoga. yes, there are aspects of it that are informed by hinduism and various eastern religions. no. yoga is yoga and there's nothing religious. it's just making them healthier. and more fit. and, you know, you should not make a federal case out of it. >> the school said the kids can opt-out. those who do they actually kind of fall short i guess on their requirements. i'm not sure. but the group that's suing they actually say when you let the kids opt occupant they get bullied and then they are separated they can get picked on. it's a very big deal apparently yoga in this school district. >> jeff is too reasonable for me. he doesn't like to sue. he's a constitutional scholar. if he says no violation, novi allocation. but it's a problem if t
Feb 17, 2013 5:00am PST
books about the revenge of god, that religion is making a comeback as a political player. two-thirds of the 1.2 billion catholics in the world today live outside the west, and most live in societies where religion is critically important, so, yeah, i would say there's still some gas left in the church's political gas tank. >> john, real quickly, only a couple of seconds left here, but what do you know specifically in regards to what they are looking for for a pope? stances on abortion, same-sex marriage, that kind of thing. >> reporter: well, all these cardinals have been appointed by john paul and benedict so they are all in agreement on the main. of course they are looking for a hole guy but three things quickly, one, somebody with a global vision, two, somebody who is a missionary, who can take the church's message to the street and, three, somebody who can fix the perceived internal governance problems in the vatican itself. you roll all that up, you probably have a pope. >> john allen, so good to get your insight. thank you so much for being with us today. >> sure. >> and
Feb 23, 2013 8:00am PST
of religion. first amendment fight that everybody at home, you've got to tune in it for it. listen to see how avery and richard see it. >>> also coming up, cops are baffled about the case of a young woman found dead in a hotel water tank. but it's not the first time bizarre and frightening things have occurred at the cecil hotel. it's got a very twisted history. >>> and we've all seen first lady michelle obama dancing with the president. right? have you ever seen her hit the dance floor like this before? not showing you yet. you have to tune in to see. >>> first, you're perhaps looking for a sun-splashed island to go to along with a dose of ancient history. greece has all of that. holly ferfer shows you how. >> reporter: greece really wants tourism dollars, and that's great for travelers. >> one of the great things about troovm greece right now, especially during the economic crisis, are hungry for travellers to visit the country. you can find a lot of great deals and discounts in greece right now. >> reporter: there are a few must-see stop ls. >> you definitely want to start in athens. that'
Feb 21, 2013 9:00am PST
baptist, 11,000 member congregation said christianity is right and a lot of other religions long. he called mormonism a cult. he said unkind things about islam. he's come under a lot of fire about how he talked about gays and lesbians. this is part of the reason why this controversy erupted by tim tebow accepting to speak at the church saying he was there to endorse the pastor. how they express those beliefs are much different and obviously tebow is a much softer in how he talks about his faith. pastor jeffers has been more critical about other faiths when he talks about his own. pastor jeffers has been kind enough to join us on the telephone from dallas. good afternoon. thank you for being with us. >> appreciate you having me. let me just say one thing about your report. you know, when it comes to catholicism i've said publicly there will be millions of catholics who will be in heaven because they trusted in christ the savior. i was talking about theological differences. we're outspoken in our beliefs. it's funny to me that a church like ours that simply says christ is the only way